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Clarence Darrow - Attorney for the Damned

John A. Farrell

Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs in the land-mark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next-until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the "Monkey Trial," cementing his place in history. Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters; a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases; and explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery. Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg-endary legal mind.

Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs in the land-mark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next-until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the "Monkey Trial," cementing his place in history. Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters; a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases; and explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery. Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg-endary legal mind.
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Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs in the land-mark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next-until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the "Monkey Trial," cementing his place in history. Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters; a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases; and explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery. Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg-endary legal mind.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Danny Campbell

Length:

20h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

44:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

48:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

54:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

50:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

59:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

51:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

59:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

56:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

46:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

49:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

45:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

54:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

44:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

37:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

39:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:51